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We remember Danny Thomas
(The Danny Thomas Show: Make Room For Daddy)
and Marlo Thomas (That Girl!), two generations of TV comedy.
Please also remember the kids of their St. Jude Foundation Hospital.
Your help can bring more cancer cures for children who need a chance at life.

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About Danny Thomas Danny Thomas was Born Muzyad Yankob January 6th. 1914 in Deerfield, Michigan of Lebanese immigrants, and sang on the radio as a young man before graduating to work as a nightclub emcee and comedian. After World War II he worked his way into the movies and became a host of NBC's All Star Revue in the early days of television. He flopped and left television briefly, only to return with Make Room For Daddy. Thomas' production company was also responsible for television shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show. Thomas also founded the St. Jude's Research Hospital, which is dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic children's diseases. The hospital opened in 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Danny Thomas starred one of most popular TV family comedies of the 1950s. initially ass Make Room For Daddy ran from 1953-54 on NBC and as The Danny Thomas Show for the rest of its run through 1959, returning Make Room For Daddy in it's final season, apparently to define it as a sitcom for new viewers.

Trivia Danny Thomas did stand-up comedy under the name Amos Jacobs before finally taking the name Danny Thomas... Thomas is the father of Marlo Thomas, star of the TV sitcom That Girl, which ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971; Marlo Thomas married TV host Phil Donahue in 1980... Danny Thomas and his wife Rose Marie are buried in a memorial garden on the grounds of St. Jude's.

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